Michael H. Ranzenhofer

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State Senate Passes Bill Permitting Rifles for Deer Hunting

Legislation for Genesee County heads to State Assembly


Albany, NY – A bill, S.1292, to allow the use of rifles for big game hunting in Genesee County has passed the State Senate by a vote of 52 to 4.  State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer is the bill’s author and sponsor in the State Senate.


“In several areas of New York State, sportsmen are allowed to hunt deer with rifles, and this change in law would allow the use of rifles in Genesee County,” said Ranzenhofer.  “I am pleased to report that the bill has passed the State Senate, and I am hopeful that the State Assembly will pass it before session ends next month.”


May 28, 2015

Ranzenhofer Presents at Akron Lions Club

Akron, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer provides a legislative update to members of the Akron Lions Club. 

May 26, 2015

Williamsville Memorial Day Parade

Williamsville, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer honors our nation's brave service men and women by participating in the Williamsville Memorial Day Parade.

May 25, 2015

Clarence Memorial Day Parade

Clarence, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer greets residents on the sideline of the Clarence Memorial Day Parade.

May 25, 2015

Ranzenhofer to Offer Free Electronics Recycling

Green practice stops hazardous e-waste from going to a landfill


State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer will offer residents an opportunity to recycle old electronics at a free drop-off event on Saturday, May 30th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chili Paul Plaza, 3240 Chili Avenue in Chili.  Residents are encouraged to enter the plaza off of Paul Road.


Senator Ranzenhofer is committed to using green practices to positively impact the environment.


May 22, 2015

Pavilion High School Visit

Pavilion, NY - Twelfth grade students, in the government classes of Mr. Chrzanowksi and Ms. Battista, ask Senator Ranzenhofer questions about his job as a State Senator and legislative issues, including Common Core, taxes, bullying and the NY Safe Act.


May 22, 2015

Welcome to my website!

Dear Resident of the 61st Senate District:

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website! 

At my website, you’ll be able to check out what I’m doing in Albany and in our community, learn more about my positions on important issues, and take a look at legislation I’m sponsoring in the State Senate.

Here are a few quick links to different areas of my website:

Click here to view legislation before the State Senate.

Click here for a map of the 61st State Senate District.

May 22, 2015

Mosher Inducted Into Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Honored by Ranzenhofer at State Capitol ceremony


Albany, NY –World War II veteran and Clarence resident John L. Mosher has been selected – by State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer – as a New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame Inductee for the 61st District for his gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces and service to the community.


Drafted in March 1945, Mosher served as a rifleman and mortar gunner in Company H of the 88th Division of the 350th Regiment.  He served in Tarcento, Italy as a post-war peacekeeper on the Yugoslavian border until his honorable discharge in December 1946.


May 21, 2015

Grand Opening Celebration for Willow Square

Clarence, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer joins community leaders and local elected officials for Stephen Development's grand opening celebration for its latest project, Willow Square, on Main Street. 

May 21, 2015

Seniors May Qualify For New York’s Low-Cost Prescription Drug Program!

As your State Senator, helping older Western New Yorkers pay for the soaring costs of prescription drugs is, and always will be, a priority. In fact, one of my proudest accomplishments in recent years was restoring funding to New York’s Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program.


EPIC is a New York State cost-sharing program that helps eligible seniors pay for their prescription drugs.  The program has been recognized as one of the best low-cost prescription drug programs in the nation.  Currently, more than a quarter of a million EPIC members are saving, on average, 90 percent of the costs of their medicines.  


May 20, 2015

Ranzenhofer Honors Clarence Resident, World War II Veteran at Induction Ceremony

Albany, NY- Senator Mike Ranzenhofer honors World War II veteran, John L. Mosher, as the 61st District's inductee for the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.  Click here to learn more about Mosher's service to our country and community.

May 19, 2015

Ranzenhofer Honors Marone as Woman of Distinction

Leadership Genesee Director travels to State Capitol for ceremony


State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has honored Leadership Genesee Director Peggy Marone as a Woman of Distinction at the 18th annual ceremony in the State Capitol, recognizing her outstanding contributions in enriching the quality of life for the community and beyond.


“Peggy inspires participants of Leadership Genesee to enhance their capacity to lead, and every graduate of the one-year program can tell you how her philosophy has improved their personal and professional lives,” said Ranzenhofer.  “Our community is lucky to have such a thoughtful, genuine leader.” 


May 14, 2015

Peggy Marone

Peggy Marone has been a lifelong advocate for her community, determined to demonstrate to all youth what they are capable of. Ms. Marone is Director of Leadership Genesee, a one-year program aimed at enhancing leadership capacities for individuals from all walks of life.  

Since 2001, she has encouraged the program’s 350 graduates to be team servants of a common goal. Throughout the program, Ms. Marone introduces participants to an expanded network of professionals and community stakeholders, fostering a desire for graduates to invest their talents back into the community where they live and work.  

May 13, 2015

Ranzenhofer Tours Ag Academy

Batavia, NY- Senator Mike Ranzenhofer tours and meets with students at the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership's Agri-Business Academy.  Senator Ranzenhofer has secured a total of $400,000 in state funding for the program.

May 7, 2015

Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - April 29

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the details of the new 2015-2016 New York State Budget.

April 30, 2015

New Budget: More Property Tax Relief, Investments in Infrastructure, Schools

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer


For the fifth straight year, the 2015-16 State Budget keeps within a two-percent spending cap, rejects tax increases and turns a $10 billion deficit into a surplus within those five years.  


The new budget reflects my commitment to spending restraint, and the only way to reduce the tax burden is to control spending.  In doing so, I have been able to push for more property tax relief, and this year’s budget builds upon this progress.


April 22, 2015

Ranzenhofer Sponsors Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program

Amherst, NY – State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer has announced today that residents can properly dispose of any expired or unwanted medications at a prescription drug drop-off program on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road in Williamsville.


“Properly disposing of expired or unwanted medications prevents pollution of our waterways, helping to protect our environment,” said Ranzenhofer.  “It also prevents accidental poisoning and keeps them out of the wrong hands.  I encourage residents to take advantage of this important program.”


April 20, 2015

Jump For Roswell

Cheektowaga, NY- Senator Mike Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Ray Walter team up at the Jump for Roswell to present a Legislative Resolution proclaiming the month of April 2015 as Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month in the state of New York. Esophageal cancer is one of the fastest growing cancer diagnoses in the United States.

April 19, 2015